Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

CD rates are still depressingly low, but CDs have other lovable features.

Monday, July 26, 2010 8:00 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

How much does your checking account cost? Is it free? Or do you pay $5, $10 or $15 per month? The answer, according to the American Bankers Association, or ABA, isn’t zero. Nor is it between $60 and $180 per year. In fact, the ABA says, the annual cost of a checking account is actually

Friday, July 09, 2010 3:11 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

A supermarket chain in my neighborhood sells bananas for 19 cents each — or a bit more for the organic variety. A no-name doughnut shop across the street from the market sells the same bananas for 60 cents each. I’ve long harbored a suspicion that the proprietors of the doughnut shop walk across the street,